The Camp - Lake Hawea (formerly The Lake Hawea Holiday Park) offers an authentic camping experience for guests and has been offering accommodations to campers, tourists and adventurers since 1971. Free private parking is available on site. The property is located within a 20-minute drive from Wanaka and just over a 1-hour drive from Queenstown. The Camp - Lake Hawea offers a a range of accommodations options as well as a variety of facilities and activities to suit guests. Guests can enjoy use of the BBQ facilities and there is also an on-site children's playground. The self-contained units have kitchens and bathrooms. The cabins have access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The Camp - Lake Hawea includes 30 minutes' of free WiFi. Bike hire is available at the property and the area is popular for golfing and cycling. You can engage in various activities, such as fishing and hiking. Cromwell is 30 mi from The Camp - Lake Hawea, while Arrowtown is 30 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 full bed
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 bunk bed
1 full bed
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Lake Hāwea
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  • Barbara
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location off the lake and having an entire 2 bedroom cabin with a front porch, table and chairs
  • Shai
    beautiful holiday park with amazing views of the lake. we stayed in cottage number 3. we arrived late on a cold night and the staff had left the heater on in the cottage, an incredibly thoughtful and appreciated gesture. the cottage was a...
  • Jakub
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Tiny house on the shore of the Lake Hawea was fantastic. The whole camp was very clean and spacious. Very friendly staff easy to communicate with. Late check in was not a problem, everything went smoothly and we enjoyed the camp a lot.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi I’m looking for a cabin for myself and a dog on the 19th of April. Thanks

    We have three dog friendly Cabins all of which are currently available for the dates requested. Please let me know if you have any further questions. ..
    Answered on 29 March 2022
  • Hello! Does the tiny house have a private bathroom and shower? Thank you!

    The tiny house has a small kitchenette but no toilet/shower facility. There are shared facilities available.
    Answered on 15 September 2022
  • Hi! We have 2 well trained and behaved dogs. Would they be allowed to join us on our stay?

    Hello, Yes, dogs are allowed However please note that dogs must be on a leash at all times. Dog droppings are to be picked up. Dogs are not allowed in..
    Answered on 19 February 2021
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    Anytime! Summer is glorious for hot weather and swimming in our beautiful lake. Autumn produces stunning colours on the trees in our camp. Gorgeous ph..
    Answered on 11 December 2019
  • How far away are the shared bathroom facilities from the safari tent by the lake? What do they consist of

    Hi, It is approximately 150 meters away, but there is a portaloo/toilet onsite, right by the safari tent. The facilities have showers, toilets, sinks,..
    Answered on 29 November 2021
  • Hi there, I’m very keen on coming up but I was wondering if there was any chance I could have a late check out on Sunday 26th? I’m skiing all day Satu..

    Hello, It depends on the availability of the day. We could extend it for another hour, if available, but longer than that would require extra fee.
    Answered on 24 July 2020
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Area info

Amenities of The Camp - Lake Hawea

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Beachfront
  • Towels
  • Linens
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
WiFi is available in public areas and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Tour desk
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Outdoor play equipment for kids
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Sauna
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    The Camp - Lake Hawea takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 16 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash is not accepted The Camp - Lake Hawea accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note that pets are strictly on a request basis and strictly for the tent sites. Please contact the property to discuss.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about The Camp - Lake Hawea

    • The prices at The Camp - Lake Hawea may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at The Camp - Lake Hawea is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • The Camp - Lake Hawea offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Sauna
      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Playground
      • Fishing
      • Golf course (within 2 miles)
      • Beachfront
      • Bicycle rental
      • Beach

    • The Camp - Lake Hawea is 0.8 miles from the center of Lake Hāwea. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.